Tag:Get Tag Method

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: Get Tag

Requires: Base Development System

Class: ProjectItem Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Returns a tag value associated with the project item.

Note  The LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module supports this method in the Run-Time Engine.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
Tag NameYesName of the tag. Use the Tag:Get Names method to retrieve the tag names.
ValueNoReturns the tag value as a variant.
isPersistentNoReturns TRUE if LabVIEW saves the tag information when you save the LabVIEW project. Returns FALSE otherwise.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read/Write)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemNo
Settable when the VI is runningNo
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Available with control VIsNo
Available with global VIsNo
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsNo


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